8 new COVID-19 cases in Manipur, tally rises to 132

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jun 5 | Publish Date: 6/5/2020 1:28:36 PM IST

Eight fresh cases of COVID-19 were detected in Manipur in the last 24 hours even as three patients were discharged after recovering on Friday.

With the eight new cases, the COVID-19 tally in Manipur rose to 132 with 91 active and 41 recovered cases. All the fresh cases were returnees, official source said.

The daily status update on COVID-19 of the state health department showed that a total of 1,104 samples were tested in the two state level VRDLs at RIMS and JNIMS during the last 24 hours, from 6.30 pm of June 4 till 6.30 pm of June 5.

Including the 1,104 whose results were received during the last 24 hours, a total of 14,629 samples have been tested for the contagion in the state till date as per the status update.

The eight positive cases were detected out of 490 samples tested at VRDL at RIMS and none of 606 samples tested at VRDL at JNIMS found positive for the virus. It further showed discharge of three more patients from the COVID care facility at RIMS today to take the total number recovered patients in the state to 41.  Of the 91 active cases currently undergoing treatment in the state, 38 were at the Covid care facility at RIMS hospital and 53 at JNIMS hospital.

On the other hand, the state recorded return of 1,555 people who were stranded outside the state due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

Of them, 754  arrived at Jiribam railway station by special train and 531 by air at Imphal airport today.  Vehicles with 193 passengers on board also entered to the state through Mao gate and 77 through the Jiribam gate. After 5,652 returnees were discharged after completing their quarantine period, 6,198 individuals are currently staying at institutional quarantine centres across the state.

Another 5,927 returnees were also discharged on completing their 14 days quarantine period, leaving a total of 11,958 at the community quarantine centres opened across the 60 Assembly constituencies of the state.


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